The speakers for the 2017 IRFU Conditioning Coach Course have been confirmed and it is one of the most exciting line-ups yet. Book your place for this world renowned course today.
Nick Winkelman, the IRFU Head of Athletic Performance & Science, will deliver a keynote module on ‘Speed in Conditioning’. Winkelman is a world renowned expert and has previously worked with athletes in the NFL, Major League Basball and the NBA.
Martin Kennedy is the National Talent Strength and Conditioning coach for the IRFU and the lead S&C coach for the Ireland Under-20s.
Martin will deliver a number of modules on the course including ‘Conditioning‘. He was previously Head of Athletic Performance for the Dublin Gaelic football squad from 2011 to 2015.
‘Strength Training for Rugby’ and a number of other modules will be given by Eamonn Flanagan, lead Strength and Conditioning Consultant with the Sport Institute Ireland. He has worked in S&C for the IRFU, the Scottish Rugby National Academy and Edinburgh Rugby.
Cathal Byrd is a highly experienced competitive weightlifter and active strength & conditioning coach. Cathal has a degree in Physical Education and English from the University of Limerick and is a certified weightlifting coach and qualified secondary school teacher. Cathal will be assistant tutor on the ‘Strength Training‘ section of the course.
The week-long course will also include presentations from Charlie Higgins of Leinster Rugby, Joe McGinley, Lead S&C Coach with the Munster Academy, and Fergal O’Callaghan, Head of Age Grade Athletic Conditioning.
Course Director Kevin Cradock has an incredible background in S&C, including time with Connacht and the Leinster Academy, as well the various Ireland Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 squads. Kevin will deliver several modules including ‘Demands of the Game’.